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the deadly terrorist attacks in benghazi, the obama administration today finally in acknowledging that additional americans were injured in the attack. in addition to the four men killed. the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, and three others were murdered in a september 11th attack. now congressional investigators are pressing the obama administration to make the four wounded survivors available for interviews. fox news chief intelligence correspondent katherine harris with the report. ♪ >> for the first time since terrorist attack the diplomatic mission and the cia outpost none as the amex and benghazi, libya, the state department publicly confirmed how many of its employees were hurt and the nature of their injuries. >> one was smoke inhalation at the temporary mission facility. one at the amex, seriously injured, one -- another at the amex was less seriously injured. we also have a contractor. >> a diplomatic security source told fox is the state department agency was in the most serious condition suffered a severe head injury during the second wave of the attack when
to understand how the obama administration could have come up with a story this was anything other than a terrorist attack from the beginning. it had nothing to do with the video. we are not going to cover up a failed foreign policy episode. and read in the "new york times" all of the successes of the obama administration. you cannot have a country where the commander in chief gets to celebrate successes and hide his failures. >> bret: you think we will get to bottom of it? >> if we don't have survivors come forward in an appropriate way, i will continue to make life difficult in the senate. i am begging my house colleagues if they will not voluntarily release the names of these survivors through the congress for appropriate interviews to get to the bottom of what happened in benghazi that you subpoena them. house republicans, jason chaffetz, frank wolf have done a great job. but to our leadership in the house you have to up your game on benghazi. >> bret: what is the end of this? if you have people testify and they find out thing what is is the end game? >> if they knew the truth about
when he took office. the reversal means the obama administration wasted money. >>> a lighting truck which held heavy light fixtures and large led screens fell as workers hoisted it up and fell 30 feet. >> one just caught by debris and one guy who witnessed the whole thing was traumatized. >> two men were rushed to the hospital with life threatening injuries. another was hurt but not seriously. the festival will go on as scheduled. >> three strikes now against carnival. this morning a third shift carnival legend having engine trouble. this is the second ship in the caribbean within 24-hours to run into problems. just yesterday the carnival dream was stranded at a port in saint martin after a generator malfunctioned. thousands of those passengers flying home today. you remember the nightmare last night an engine fire crippling the triumph and stranding people without power. >>> pastor saeed abedini's wife heads to capitol hill. he was sentenced to 8 years in prison in iran on charges of evangelizing and threatening national security. >>> in just about an hour pope francis will meet wi
, it prohibits the obama administration from carrying out the benefits of implementing the administrati administrative logistics that are necessary to provide the benefits of what they call obama care, but it takes all of the revenue that comes in. all of the revenue ryan takes credit for then he cuts out the benefits trying to ensure it doesn't work. does something similar are dodd/frank, and, of course, it's more benefits for the wealthy and with deeper cuts for the poor who need it and less investment in america. i hope that enough of the american people are watching this debate so that they continue to realize that the middle is where president obama is and i think the vast majority of democrats and hopefully, you know, we can get some republicans to come onboard. but when you have these cpac conferences and you see mr. cantor just kowtowing to their agenda, the prospects are not bright. >> congressman jim moran, sir. thank you very much for joining us this friday. >> sure. >> stay with us. we have much more ahead. [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacles military
officers looking for. >> reporter: in a twist the obama administration's tsa is getting support for its new list of what's allowed from some republican lawmakers. >> i want to commend you on this list you have come out with. i would like for it to be a little longer, but you have made a good start. >> reporter: while some democrats are threatening legislation to block the new rules. >> this tsa knife policy will not fly with the american people. we will not rest until america's flight attendants, pilots, air marshalls, and passengers are protected. >> reporter: but tonight, despite the uproar, the tsa says it's sticking with its new knife policy. mr. pistole said he consulted internally with air marshalls and screeners but they are now opposed to the plan and so are a lot of pilots. brian? >> tom costello at reagan national airport for us tonight. tom, thanks. >>> in other transportation news this time the ship is the carnival "dream" and it is the second time recently a carnival cruise liner hasn't lived up to its name. while docked in st. maarten a generator problem led to power outages a
the united states, the obama administration now expected to announce that it will put additional resources to protect the united states. the catch here, fred, is that it's going to take several years and costs about $200 million to open up some of these silos. some congressional republicans i was speaking with say they argued against closing down some of these silos a few years ago when the obama administration did so. they said at the time the administration felt there wasn't a needed threat, that they didn't need as many interceptors. now they're going back and having to reopen them. some of the republican congressional folks i've been speaking with say the threat was there, the intel was there and now it's going to cost a whole lot of money to get these turned back on. >> all right. 14 more interceptors to be put in place. thank you so much. chris lawrence, appreciate that from the pentagon. i know he'll be briefing us later on as well. >>> for all you tech fans, samsung's new galaxy s4 is here. we're previewing the features. and why you might be giving up more of yourself these days on
. >> reporter: in a twist, the obama administration's tsa is getting support for its new list of what's allowed, from some republican lawmakers. >> i want to commend you on this list that you've come out with. i'd like for it to be a little longer. but you made a good start. >> reporter: while some democrats are threatening legislation to block the new rules. >> this tsa knife policy will not fly. with the american people. we will not rest until america's flight attendants, pilots, air marshals and passengers are protected. >> reporter: despite the uproar, the tsa says it's sticking with its new knife policy. >> nbc's tom costello reporting. >>> an american drone had a close call with an iranian jet over the persian gulf. american officials say the drone was over international waters when an iranian f-14 came in at 16 miles. the fighter ended the chase when american escort planes made radio contact. separately, the use of drones is making political waves here at home. on tuesday, president obama met with senate democrats, some voiced concerns about being left out of the loop on the administrati
on the obama administration for declining to testify at a hearing focusing on the american pastor jailed in iran. today's hearing is part of a larger meeting to discuss the plight of religious minorities in that country. elizabeth prann is live in washington with more. elizabeth, let's talk about timing. why is this hearing taking place now? >> reporter: there is certainly growing international spotlight on the human rights crisis in iran. the state department's absence was noted immediately during a capitol hill commission hearing focusing on the imprisoned american pastor, saeed abedini. >> one notable absence, is unfortunately is the u.s. department of state. i was amazed a hearing which was called to highlight the plight of religious minorities in iran, not to mention the imprisonment of one of our own very own american citizens was not deemed important enough to the department. >> there is a fundamental problem for saeed abedini's case. i'm a litigator. i spend most of my time. you look where is the problem the problem in his case is the state department is awol. they are absent wit
anything about what happened at the white house. the philosophy of the obama administration is that it will be too late. now is the opportunity that we will hear from our panelists. each of us will present a different perspective on the panel about what happened that night. then i will have some q&a with them. even if we cannot answer the questions, perhaps, we can help people understand what are the right questions so that someday whether it be a presidential candidate or a cnn moderator or centers dining with the president, maybe somebody can come up with the right questions to ask about benghazi and hope and pray that someday we will get the proper answers. let me turn the time over to our panelists to make their remarks. [indiscernible] >> thank you very much congressman. let me make a stock appraisal of what we learn from benghazi and ask you to remember the commercials during the 2008 campaign about the :00 a.m. phone call. the lesson is that that 3:00 a.m. went to voicemail. it is a manifestation of the fact that we have a president who takes responsibility for only o
. but by then the whole philosophy of the obama administration is that it's going to be too late. so now is the opportunity that we are going to be hearing from our panelists. and each of us will present a little bit of a different perspective on the panel. about what happened that night and then i will have some q&a interaction with it and we will see even if we cannot -- even if we cannot answer the questions for you, perhaps we can help people to understand what are the right questions so that someday whether it be a presidential candidate or a cnn moderator, or senators having dinner with the president, maybe somebody can come up with the right questions to ask about benghazi and then hope and pray that someday we will get the proper answers. let me turn to time over to our panel is to remarks. roger. >> thank you very much congressman. hold your applause. thank you very much. somebody paying attention. let me begin by making a very stark appraisal of what we learned from and ghazi. let me just ask you to remember the famous commercials during the 2008 campaign about the 3:00 a.m. ph
that they didn't do something at the white house. but by then, the whole obama administration is that it's going to be too late. so now is the opportunity that we are going to be hearing from our panelists. each of us will present a little bit of a perspective on the panel about what happened that night. and i will have some q&a interaction and we will see even if we cannot, i'm sorry, even if we cannot answer the questions for you, perhaps we can help people to understand what are the right questions so that someday, whether it be a presidential candidate or a cnn moderator, or senators having dinner with the president, maybe somebody can come up with the right questions to ask and then hope and pray that someday we will get the proper answers. let me turn the time over to our panelists to make their remarks. roger? >> thank you very much, congressman. please hold your applause. [applause] >> somebody paying attention. let me begin by making a stark appraisal of what we learned from benghazi. many of you remember the famous commercials during the 2008 campaign about the 3:00 a.m. phone call. th
three times higher in the obama administration. the number of new establishments, entrepreneurial activity, for the year-ending march 2010 --march, 2010, was lower than any other year since the series began. since they began keeping record, mr. speaker. in 2010 under this administration's stimulus policies, entrepreneurial activity was at the lowest level in america since we began keeping records. i don't mean at the lowest level of people succeeding. i mean the lowest level of people trying. the lowest level of people trying, mr. speaker. what does it mean about us? what does it mean about our future when we have beaten the enthusiasm to try out of our people? frightened it out of our people. mr. speaker, that's not just a department of labor report. we talk a lot about that. what is it that the guys down at the agencies are producing, those technical reports. ill a tell you what they are producing, i'll tell you the impact it's had. the federal register, mr. speaker, i don't he know if you picked up a copy since you have been here. the federal register measures all the new regul
. obama administration officials telling fox news the rogue nation threat is evolving, that is their word. just yesterday president obama shed new light on the u.s. response in an interview with an israeli tv station. >> north korea is so isolated. it is so dysfunctional in some ways it was harder to apply pressure on them. >> gregg: remember, this is the same nation that has spent more than $3 billion on its missile and nuclear programs according to south korean estimates while millions of men, women and children are starving. so what do we expect the pentagon to be announcing here. >> reporter: we expect them to increase the intercepteders in california and alaska which the bush administration had planned to do. this was the message earlier this week at the pentagon on tuesday. >> between our allies and remains for any contingency and we stand ready to protect u.s. and south korean interests. the important message that this government has sent to north korea is that the need change it's rhetoric and take the temperature down. >> reporter: but just eight days ago the white house spokesma
joking around with dennis rodman. the united states, the obama administration, right now taking the north's threats of a nuclear attack very seriously. the pentagon has just announced it will beef up america's defense missile systems out on the west coast. in california, oregon, washington state. let's go straight to cnn's pentagon correspondent chris lawrence, watching what's going on. chris, a lot of us are stunned by this decision but update us on what is going on. >> wolf, we just came out of a briefing where we learned the pentagon is going to spend a billion dollars to put new intercepter missiles on the west coast. now, that plan includes react investigating a missile field that the obama administration deactivated just a few years ago when it concluded that north korea didn't pose enough of a threat. if a nuclear missile is ever fired at the united states, this is the best hope to stop it. 30 interceptor missiles which can be launched from ground silos in alaska and california. now the pentagon is deploying up to 14 more. >> the reason we're doing what we're doing and the reason w
president was a popular small government conservative. what could the obama administration learned from calvin coolidge. his biographer is with us tonight. the testimony completed. the defense bringing new witnesses in the capital murder case. that and more on the dobbs that and more on the dobbs dockage n [ male announcer ] when you wear dentures you may not know that your mouth is under attack, from food particles anbacteria. try fixodent. it helps create a food seal defense for a clean mouth and kills bacteria for fresh breath. ♪ fixodent, and forget it ♪ lou: a defense psychologist today testified about jodie areas is memory lapses on the day she killed her former boyfriend. she claims after being attacked she ran into his closet to retrieve a gun and fired in self-defense. but she says she has no memory of stabbing him 27 times. also acknowledged dumping that done in the desert after killing and getting rid of her former boyfrid. she tried to get rid of his bloody clothes in an attempt t avoid spicion. joining us now, criminal defense attorney heather hansen. good to have you w
news in the white house tours front. interesting call today from the obama administration earlier this morning. it looks like the president may be close to reopening the people's house. "washington post" editorial page reopening the white house tour calling it bureaucratic hostage taking. a rough couple of days for mr. jay carney in briefing room. watch. >> secret service told us the tours cost $75,000 a week. how much is it going toques for the president to travel later this week to illinois? >> the president is the president of the united states. he is elected to represent all of the people. he travels around the country appropriately. i don't have a figure on the cost of presidential travel. it is, you know, obviously something, as every president deals with, the security and staff. significant undertaking. but the president has to travel around the country. he has to travel around the world. that is part of his job. >> how much does it cost for him to play golf? >> john, again, you're trivializing the impact. people will lose their job. >> eric: this morning jay called to disc
the obama administration's going to have, you know, start to give everybody money if they lose weight and giving everybody money anyway. but anyway, how long can we do that? we have now floating up, we're going to pay parents if they get their kids to school? i mean, you know. >> well, no one suggested that the government get involved in this, but all i'm saying is that we go to work, the work force stays at work for paychecks not because they're afraid their boss-- >> that's not a matter of incentivizing. >> yes, it is incentivizing. >> bill: and why do you agree with this, dr. forest, i think that money is a motivator and specifically for younger people. if you bribe your kids, give them allowance or whatever they're more likely to do what you ask them to do as far as chores are concerned. >> short-term. >> yes, short-term, bill, you're absolutely right. it is a short-term motivator, but the first study in 1973, last year journal of american medical association shows that once you take the reward away, long-term, weight comes back or more importantly, i see it in my practice with ki
alaska is pleased that putting his home state on the map. he says the obama administration should have known sooner. >> they misdiagnosed what was happening in the region in terms of what heavily sanctioned country determined to acquire these capabilities could do. one silver lining at this point is perhaps missile defense has bipartisan support. >> reporter: earlier reaction shows it's bipartisan but there are serious budget issues in washington these days. >> no doubt about that. thank you very much. it's important to keep in mind, north korea spends an enormous amount of the budget on its military while two-thirds of the country has trouble finding food to eat. the report claims that children have been caused stunted growth. just 50 years ago, south korea was as poor as the north but five decades after it embraced democracy the south one of the most prosperous nations on earth. >>> new gun control bills could soon become law in where movie theater massacre happened. they set a limit of 15 rounds per magazine. they expect colorado's governor to sign the law back in two weeks. back in
of the nra targeted joe biden today inconsiderate sizing the obama administration's push for tougher gun law autos well, mr. vice president, and you feel the same way when i'm going to say it. for four decades you've enjoyed the arm prod tex of capitol police and secret service officers trying to destroy the second amendment rights of the rest of us. so when it comes to that right, sir, you keep your advice. we'll keep our guns. >> also telling attendees the meeting of the action committee that background checks will not make schools safer. the white house called for the laws after the school massacre. >> north korea showed off military hardware after making bold declarations this week. north korean state television broadcast these images of troops firing rockets at south korea islands. the leader observed through binoculars. the launchers came after north korea said it no longer recognized the armistice that ended the war back in 1953. this took place while the us us and south korea held joint annual drills. north korea calling exercises quote, invasion rehearsal autos still ahead the vatic
an aggressive outreach program that has grown under the obama administration, particularly through the president's stimulus package. these expanded initiatives include the collaboration between the usda and the mexican government officials to promote participation in targeted communities which teaches recruiters how to convince working class families into dependence. the obama administration has conducted over 30 meetings with the mexican government personnel since he took office. since this program began in 2004, the united states taxpayer has funded this participation with the mexican government to promote the snap program by holding 29 health fairs and traveling to 19 cities. the usda in coordination with the mexican government has conducted an aggressive campaign issuing guidance to state and local agencies with a record 91 meetings focusing on growing the outreach program to expand enrollment in snap. and none of these meetings were needed to point them in the direction of job training programs or employment searches that would offer much greater opportunity than whatever the federal govern
down, right? >> i agree with him. i agree with him fully. and our position, the position of the obama administration is exactly the same. we call for the direct talks to resume today. in washington, ramallah, jerusalem, it doesn't matter, on all the core issues, refugees, borders, jerusalem, mutual recognition leading to a solution for two states for two peoples. >> does hamas have to be at the table or not? >> hamas right now can't be at the table, not just the united states, but the core ten -- >> they can't be there. >> because they don't recognize israel, three didn't disavow terror, they don't accept any previous agreements between israel and the palestinian authority. >> how does this happen if they basically govern half the palestinians? >> it will be difficult. we need to make a peace, all the time holding out the possibility that the people of gaza want to join that peace, they can and we hope that they see the advantages of peace. they'll throw off hamas rule and they'll get on board. >> do you think it's possible that you could strike a peace accord essentially with abbas a
to play the federal government will finance it, isn't that right? >> that's one of the issues. the obama administration asked for almost a billion dollars more to create these exchanges. >> do you see how mind numbingly complex this is. this is ridiculous. >> maybe if they make detroit tax-free we'll all go to detroit. i'm larry kudlow. i'm larry kudlow. we'll see you on monday. ing, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪
in former general marks. appreciate both of you being with us. spider, let me start with you. the obama administration rather suddenly decided they are going to go ahead with a missile defense system with the development of this which is a plan that george bush put forth that the president moth balled when he got into office. >> they are responding to what they see with kim jung-un. when you look at the timelines in terms of getting the interceptors in place, it's going to take 24 months. we have to make some assumptions that the north koreans are working on the weaponization of a payload whether that's nuclear or conventional and the further development of a rocket and marrying those two up to threaten the the united states and u.s. territories. so the system all has to come together and we need the lead time to get that in place. >> earlier this week the president talked about the threat from north korea. here's how he answered the question. >> can north korea now make good on its threat to hit the united states? >> they probably can't but we don't like margin of error. >> it's that c
time provide food and other non- lethal aid directly to the rebels. but the obama administration has held back from sending weapons, citing the influx of foreign extremists into rebel ranks. the president could confront questions about that policy when he visits the middle east next week, with stops in israel, the west bank and jordan. >> time is of the essence here. >> brown: frederic hof, formerly the president's special advisor for transition in syria, is now at the atlantic council, a washington think tank. >> it is probably time for the united states and its allies to engage directly in strong relationships with these armed rebels, the ones we've been able to vet, the ones who share our basic values. some of those relationships may involve arming. >> brown: the u.s. and others also face the challenge of helping more than a million syrians who have fled to surrounding lebanon, turkey, jordan and iraq. even more are displaced inside syria. today, in beirut, lebanon, the u.n.'s high commissioner on refugees warned, again, of ripple effects. >> the syrian conflict is more than a hu
abedini will testify in front of a house hearing. she hopes the obama administration will put more pressure on iran for holding her husband. he is being held for practicing his faith in that country. we have the chair of the u.s. commission on international religious freedom. she is set to testify at the hearing today. doctor, we're honored to have you on today and good morning. >> thanks, i'm delighted. bill: what could come from this hearing do you think? >> well, congressional hearings have the ability to shine a bright spotlight, to put pressure on the iranians but our own government to step up need for more attention. bill: why do you think our government has not done that? >> well, i think while both the administration and the state department have spoken out in january about pastor abedini's case, the reality, too often human rights concerns, religious freedom concerns get somewhat pushed to the side of press of other very urgent business. so it's the job of brave women like pastor bed bed abedini's wife to make sure this issue is not pushed to the side. bill: she will be th
to be killed in the line of duty since 1979. on november 14th, president obama says that his administration had provided all information regarding, quote, what happened in benghazi, still, we search for answers. we are also getting new reports today that a federal grand jury is investigating a u.s. senator, namely democrat robert menendez, as questions grow over what prosecutors are looking for in this probe. the democrat from new jersey caught up in a controversy involving his relationship with the wealthy friend in miami, florida. an eye doctor who made some hefty donations to senator menendez and the democratic party in the last election cycle. doug burns is a former federal prosecutor. now we have been told that a federal grand jury is investigating the senator? >> yes, and you have to remember, there's two types of grand juries, one is in investigating and the other is an indicting one. that's an important distinction because the point is in my view, this is an investigating one. they've subpoenaed certain documents and looking into, megyn, whether or not the senator took actions on behalf
] and what have we seen from the obama administration? the obama administration is sending the worst signal to the ayatollahs, at a most critical time. we talk, they enrich. they don't take us seriously. and this leading from behind strategy, it isn't working. think about the message that we are sending. in iraq, the president ignores the advice of his commanders, his own commanders, and rushed to the exit. and what was the result? al qaeda is making a comeback in iraq. and iran has become an important player in iraq. in syria, we sat on the sidelines while over 70,000 syrians were slaughtered. seeding our policy to the vetoes of the russians and the chinese and the united nations to a bunch of united nations bureaucrats. [booing] and in afghanistan, the president has undercut his commanders time and time again. in libya, the administration again lead from behind, and never took steps to secure gadhafi's weapons stash. and do you know where those weapons are now? they are in the hands of islamic radicals in mali, egypt, and syria, used by terrorists to harm us and our allies. and this admin
of the obama administration have done to our economy does look at the election of 2010. republicans regained scenes in a way that has not been done in 50 years. people are not very happy about this far left liberal that is leading us to this -- to destruction. thank you from the call. just a point about the clinton budget, i know the difference about this debt crisis and when bill clinton was in office our economy was not as fragile. guest: we have had external shocks with the situation in europe and japan. we're still recovering from a financial crisis. the unemployment is still very high. that does make a lot harder to focus on austerity and reducing the deficit when you have so many people out of work. they cannot pay their taxes, they are holding back the full recovery. host: press secretary j conti credit for a charge the said a percentage of the gdp, the debt is lower than it was when barack obama first took office. what was he referring to? guest: it was the debt or deficit, possibly. yearbly the year to deficit. in 2010 the deficit was 1.4 trillion dollars. that is the gap between go
speaking. he's criticizes the obama administration's current push for gun control. >> what's going on in this country is unbelievable? hour country is a -- is unbelievable. our country is a total mess. what we need is leadership. ♪ >> you know him, donald up interest. he blamed democrats for rising gas prices and allowing jobs to go overseas. other conference speakers include mitt romney as well as mitch mcdonnell and bobby jindal and former florida governor jeb bush. >>> bill lockyer has withdrawn the divorce papers he signed last summer. he says he's determined to work out his differences with his wife, former alameda county supervisor nadia lockyer. her drug addiction and extra- marital affair ended her political career and nearly ended her husband's career. she recently finished a drug treatment program. the couple has a young son. >>> big traffic changes coming in hayward. starting at 8:00, a one-way loop into downtown will be put into place. foothill boulevard will become a one way street at jackson and mission. from foothill, the loop will turn left on a street and then le
are looking at a live picture of wayne la pierre currently speaking. he's criticizes the obama administration's current push for gun control. >> what's going on in this country is unbelievable? hour country is a -- is unbelievable. our country is a total mess. what we need is leadership. ♪ >> you know him, donald up interest. he blamed democrats for rising gas prices and allowing jobs to go overseas. other conference speakers include mitt romney as well as mitch mcdonnell and bobby jindal and former florida governor jeb bush. >>> bill lockyer has withdrawn the divorce papers he signed last summer. he says he's determined to work out his differences with his wife, former alameda county supervisor nadia lockyer. her drug addiction and extra- marital affair ended her political career and nearly ended her husband's career. she recently finished a drug treatment program. the couple has a young son. >>> big traffic changes coming in hayward. starting at 8:00, a one-way loop into downtown will be put into place. foothill boulevard will become a
the obama administration argued that we didn't need to take these steps that are being announced today. and there was pushback in congress, individuals saying, no, actually, we do need to do it and because they thought north korea would take the steps and be in the place where they are today. >> all right, jake tapper, thank you very much. exactly what jake will be covering on his new show and we'll remind everyone, jake has a new show on cnn, called "the lead" with jake tapper, debuts on monday the 18th, 4:00 p.m. eastern, here on cnn. >>> so we know north korea does have missiles. how many? and what kind? still unclear. we also know they're stepping up their nuclear capabilities, conducting testing in underground sites. chad myers is here now. talk us through the actual threat here, can they reach us? >> i think unclear is the best word you used. we think now that about 7,000 kilometers to 10,000 kilometers would be the longest icy they could launch. let's give you an idea of the rings. looks like an earthquake ring, but it is not. one more time, zoom back out, how far could this pos
-sex marriage after his son told his parents he was gay. >>> in president obama's meeting with republican senators, he talked about giving congress information on drone strikes. he compared his administration to his predecessors and said, this is not dick cheney we're talking about. >>> and interview with israeli tv, president obama said many issues were discussed, including a question of living inside the bubble of secret service and media. he admitted that sometimes he'd like to be able to escape all of that. >> sometimes i have this fantasy i can put on a disguise and wear a make mustache and wander through tel aviv and go to a bar. >> and that's your morning dish of "scrambled politics." >>> turning to the weather. dillon dryer's here with the forecast. even with a fake mustache, the president would not go unrecognized. >> i don't think so. as soon as he starts talking or singing. >> he's stuck in the bubble for life. >> we're going to see, actually, some wintry weather move into parts of the great lakes region. it's going to try to move eastward this weekend. but i don't think we're
drill. the interceptors were originally proposed by the bush administration, but president obama stopped their deployment. allen west outraged that the reversal means millions of taxpayer dollars will be wasted. >> right now we see ourselves trying to play catch-up to the tune of some, i believe, about 240, $250 million to get those first response deterrent factors back up to the west coast. >> at a time we have to borrow that money from china who are friends with north korea so we can defend ourselves against north korea. that's schizophrenic. >> alisyn: the white house defends this as logical timing. >>> they saved a child drowning in a river. now the two people, the heros who went in after that little boy are missing. the six-year-old fell into the river inned south dakota. witnesses say a man and woman jumped in and got caught. several people tried to help, including this man. >> tried to pull them. we had them. there was three of us that had them. he had a kid. he had the kid with him. he just slipped. >> alisyn: the foam from the waterfall apparently making it incredibly difficult
eight years of the bush administration. the republicans have forced 30 filibuster votes on president obama's nominations and apparently they say they're just getting started. not to mention the national labor relations board. we could go on and on. let's turn now to former senator tom daschle who is the former majority leader for the democrats and author of the book "the u.s. senate." tom, great to see you, good to have you with us tonight. >> great to be with you, ed. >> you bet. well, in your book, the u.s. senate, what do you say about filibusters now? >> well, it's been abused, you're absolutely right. the numbers speak for themselves. we have more than twice as many cloture votes in the last congress, ed, as we did in the 50-year period between 1917 and 1967. that was a time during the civil rights era and vietnam and all of the other things we faced. twice as many in two years as we did in 50. that's all you need to know about the abuse of filibusters today. >> yeah. you're a close friend, worked with him for years, harry reid, what should he do? what can he do? >> well, harry'
mergener has the politics and the menu. >> president obama came to the capital for the third day in a row. republican senators greeted the president before heading into their lunch. >> i appreciate you serving lobster today. >> that's what i would expect. >> the administration is trying to meet congress half way to solve the budget problem. >> he would put forward a very specific budget, but the congress has to come together. >> it won't be easy. senate democrats presented their first budget in four years on wednesday and it did not go over well with the gop. >> in a time we are living through the weakest economic recovery since the great depression. this budget is going to make it more difficult to get unemployment down and people back to the work. >> the president is trying to strike a balance, looking for republicans to agree on higher taxes and getting members of his own party to support deep spending cuts. democratic senator, bob casey, says the president's charm offensive is working, but in the end, congress has to learn to work together. >> i think the prospects are better t
, that is the administration's agenda, by and large. so, i guess, and i -- is it fair to say, you like the obama agenda more than you like the republican's agenda because the@ are again almost av u all of th? >> no, in the area of education, i think actual that's is one of the more bipartisan areas right now than most others, the idea that teachers need feedback, and that we need to bring technology in because the coasts are out of control, i think we're make progress in that because it is not that partisan, everyone wants great education. if you look at things like the aids program that gam came in wh the bush administration, that is bipartisan, despite the numeric challenge, i don't think that anybody wants to take aids drugs away from people in energy, i wish we could shift some of the subsidies for any form of energy, and increase research. and i don't think that is a democrat versus republican issue, american research, seriousness about research, and healthy and energy if we come up with a right energy thing, then you -- you -- if it is cheap enough you get rid of subdecides that is where the huge cost
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